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Monday, December 2, 2013

Phenomenon Win Big Kit Club Membership Contest

This is the 1st Holiday Kit Club Project from Paper Phenomenon "Hokas Pokas".  I had a wonderful time making this project.  This is one of Kathy Orta Files projects that I put my own spin on.
Please enjoy the video or just go through the pictures and see the wonderful pages designed by Kathy Orta  that are incorporated in this album using her hidden hinge system.
Wooo Hooooo!   I had toooo... much fun with this project.

You can view my entry here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Talq8NsVbk8
I appreciate any and all comments on this blog or on You Tube under the video.  You can see all the entries and vote at   http://paperphenomenon.com/contest/    I would appreciate your vote when voting opens *December 22 at noon and will continue until December 31.   My Entry is #20  Thank you for voting.

Family pictures and the story behind our pumpkin picking tradition to follow contest entry.
Thank you so much for looking.

Please enjoy my album

Thank you for looking.  Below is the story behind our Family Pumpkin Picking Tradition

  Contest Entry on You Tube here.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Talq8NsVbk8

Every year since my children were very little we would go pumpkin picking in October and make a very special day of it.  After choosing our pumpkins we would stop at a little Ice Cream Shop for homemade ice cream to celebrate.  We would return home with our pumpkins and proceed to carve them and have a special dinner and a pumpkin shaped cake.

Since my children have grown and married and have children of their own we continue to celebrate this tradition as an extended family.  We all meet at my son and daughter- in -laws house. They usually have yummy treats on the table…mummy franks, halloween candy, cupcakes and other goodies for us while we wait for the entire family to gather so we can travel together to the pumpkin farm.

Once we are all together we caravan to the farm.  We choose our own special pumpkins and head back to their home to carve and have a wonderful feast of good food and deserts.  This is a tradition that I love and treasure.

This year I have all the pictures that we took and I made the Hokas Pokas Album that will house these pictures.  This will be a wonderful way to preserve these memories and hopefully the witches boot, the album and the Pumpkin Picking tradition will be passed from generation to generation.


Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you many happy family traditions.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Portrait of Mum Mum by Riley (age 5)

Hi ...thanks for your patience with me.  I have been out of touch for a while but have a few things to share.

I'm so excited and sad to see all of my Grandbeauties off to school.  Preschool to 3rd grade.  I will miss our Mum Mum Thursdays.  Every Thursday over the summer we get together to swim, craft and have
a luncheon tea party.

After one of our Thursday tea parties one of my grandbeauties  (the 5 year old) called me and asked what I was doing.  I had just sat down and was starting a project that I had been looking forward to for a while.  She stated that she was also making her own project and that it might be a good idea if she gave me hers when it was completed and I would give her mine.  Of course I said yes,  I would love that.

I immediately changed the paper and made the project to suit her.
This is what I came up with.
It is a Fairy Whispers Purse with ribbon around the handles.  It is filled with pockets and pages and
tags that she can add her own writing and pictures.


I am delighted with the "portrait of Mum Mum"  project that Riley made for me. and I think she loves the album purse I made for her.    The gifts from the heart are always the greatest gifts of all.

She used water color and my favorite polka dot paper.  I love the eyelashes, the hair and the color she chose for my lipstick.  I hope she always thinks of me with this beautiful smile.

Thank you Riley!

I have another lovely future scrapbooker in the wings that I will feature in a future post.  Stay tuned.

I will be back with a new album to share.  I Hope you will stop back and see what I have been up to.
Wishing you and yours a great start to a new school year.


Monday, July 1, 2013

Coupon Wallet

Woo Hoo ....Finished another fun project ....I feel like I'm getting back into the groove.

*Coupon Wallet  
To be used alone or with the Recipe Organizer

 I purchased a note pad for a dollar and clipped it inside the wallet organizer to jot down grocery lists

 This is what it looks like without the note pad and notice the coupon holder that is velcro closed on the right side of the organizer

When you fold over the note pad there is a pocket on the left  for special coupons, gift certificates, money whatever you like and another pocket in the center.  You can easily store your pen or pencil in the center area.

 This is a shot of the organizer with the coupon section open.  The flap closes this section and stays closed with velcro.

This is a cute and fun way to organize your shopping list and keep all your coupons together in one place.

Thanks for looking.  Love to hear your comments and hope you'll visit again soon.


*Kathy Orta design